The Coronavirus crisis is clearly affecting everyone across the world right now, with the World Health Organization deeming it a pandemic last week, and no signs of it stopping anytime soon. As more and more celebrities are tested for the illness (and some unfortunately coming out positive), people are looking towards the upper class to help those in need. Today, it was announced fan-favorite couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds would be donating $1 million to organizations Feeding America and Food Banks Canada, and now fans are wondering if the Kardashian-Jenner crew—one of which is a billionaire—would be stepping up as well.
One person in particular asked just that on a post from Kourtney Kardashian, Redditor Cleo_su discovered. "Did you see what Stephen Curry and his wife are doing for kids who don't have food at home and their only meals are at school? The Kardashians are worth a lot more money than they are," the Instagram user commented. "How are you and your family using your platform for the good of others during these times of darkness in the world?"
The commenter is referring to Steph and Ayesha's Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, which is aiding in providing meals for students whose schools are closed during the Coronavirus crisis.
The 40-year-old mom-of-three was quick to respond, providing a bible verse about helping others. She wrote, "'Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward' (Matthew 6:2 ESV)."
Fans on the Reddit thread gave Kourt props for her answer, with one writing, "Okay yeah, I have to give Kourtney credit for this," and another adding, "I think the Kardashians give a lot more than people know or give them credit for." The latter comment really might be true. Back in January, Kim Kardashian clapped back after a Twitter user insinuated that the famous family doesn't give back to those in need. When it was suggested they weren't donating to the Australian bushfires relief funds, the mom-of-four wrote back to an internet troll, "nothing gets me more heated than to see people think they know what we donated to and to think we have to publicize everything."
It's true that the Kardashians would likely still receive backlash whether they publicized their charity work or not, but with such a desperate time the world is in right now, it would be nice to see the mega-rich family doing their part to help.